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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
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SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019 Call for Papers

The 2019 Call for Papers is now open
Present your research on sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, and more. Come to Baltimore to share the latest technical advancements, find new business opportunities, and collaborate with other experts working on materials, components, systems, and analytics for defense and commercial applications in sensing and imaging.

Submit your abstract today.

Abstracts Due
3 October 2018

Rising Researcher
10 October 2018

Author Notification
10 December 2018

Go to the 2019 online Call for Papers
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2019 Plenary Speakers

Albert "Skip" Rizzo

Albert "Skip" Rizzo
Director, Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Gerontology

Philip Perconti

Dr. Philip Perconti
Director, US Army Research Laboratory (USA)

2019 Topics

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019 topics

The SPIE DCS program has been brought together to encourage collaboration and learning between those working in defense and commercial applications of sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies. One program, 4 tracks, and 45 conferences highlight the meeting's core technology areas while addressing a wide range of applications.

 • Materials and Devices
This track includes topics such as IR materials, image sensors, photon counting, energy harvesting, and quantum technologies. The applications include wearables, cybersecurity, information processing, energy storage, and drones.
 • Imaging and Analytics
This track addresses topics such as spectral imaging, computational image processing, metrology, and 3D imaging. Papers include applications in security and defense, climate monitoring, big data, deep learning, machine vision, target detection, and tracking.
 • Advanced Sensing and Imaging
This track includes topics such as fiber optic sensors, radar, laser radar, IR technologies and thermal imaging. Applications include security, structural sensing and health monitoring, non-destructive inspection, tracking, and ranging.
 • Next Generation Sensor Systems and Applications
This track highlights cutting-edge research focused on emerging technologies for specific applications such as autonomous systems, CBRNE, agriculture and food safety, CPS/IoT, and more.

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2019 Symposium Chairs

Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser
Director of the Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)

Jay Kumler

Jay Kumler
President, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC (USA)

DCS Technology in the news

Electronic imaging & signal processing
9 August

Interview with Alina Zare, Associate Professor at the The Machine Learning and Sensing Lab at the University of Florida.
Dr. Zare was recognized as a 2018 Rising Researcher for her work in Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing, at the 2018 SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conference. Read more at SPIE"s Photonics for a Better World blog
>SPIE DCS Connection: visit the 2019 Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets conference

Fiber Optic Sensors
8 August

US promotes fiber-optic sensing to boost railroad safety
Department of Transport recommends using methods for safety and efficient operations; report endorsed by US Fiber Optic Sensing Association. Read more at optics.org
>SPIE DCS Connection: visit the 2019 Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications conference

Infrared imaging
31 July

Next-Generation Photodetector Camera to Deploy During Robotic Servicing Demonstration Mission
Advanced detector technology will be demonstrated on NASA’s upcoming robotic servicing demonstration mission. Read more at nasa.gov
>SPIE DCS Connection: visit the 2019 Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications conference

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